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July 05, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Crossword, Kemp’s Corner

July 06, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Crossword, JP Nagar

July 07, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Crossword, TTK Road, Alwarpet

Nov 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean)
Brooklyn, NY

One-Way Street:
An Evening with Pola Oloixarac, Billy Kahora, and H.M. Naqvi

Nov 11, 2010, 12:15 p.m.

The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
Georgetown University

On Coming-of-Age,Hip Hop and Islam
Reading and open conversation led by ACMCU Professor Dr. Jonathan Brown

Nov 04, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

72nd and Dodge
Omaha, Nebraska

Reading, signing and discussion.

Oct 27, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

DSC South Asian Literature Festival
Brighton Dome
Brighton, UK

A Home from Home:
Reading and Discussion with Daisy Hasan

Oct 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Grosvenor Gallery
21 Ryder Street, London SW1Y6PX

Process & Collaboration:
Reading, Book Signing and Discussion with artist Faiza Butt

Oct 1-3, 2010

Kovalam Literature Festival
Taj Kovalam & the Kanakkakunnu Palace
Trivandrum, India

Sept 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240

Reading, Q&A, signing

March 19, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Art Park, Bidoun Lounge

Launch of H.M. Naqvi's Home Boy, followed by a discussion with renowned contemporary artist Faiza Butt.

March 20-22, 2010

Karachi Literary Festival

March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Indus Valley School of Arts

Official Pakistani launch of Home Boy

February 21, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Liberty Books (Barbeque Tonight)

Reading, Q&A, signing.

February 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

The Second Floor

"Postcolonial Fictions": Readings & discussion with H.M.Naqvi, Mohammed Hanif, Bina Shah, Kamila & Muneeza Shamsie.

January 27, 2010

Park Hotel

"Rocking Delhi": H.M. Naqvi reads with Kishwar Desai (Witness the Night) and Anita Nair (Lessons in Forgetting), reading, signing, Q&A, cocktails

January 24, 2010, 7:15-7:45p.m.

Music Stage
Slam Poetry Comes to Jaipur

January 25, 2010, 12:00-1:00p.m.

Readings by Ameen Merchant & H.M. Naqvi
Introduction by Sadia Shepard

"[H. M. Naqvi] is frank and honest, but it is in the depth of his discourse he is most revealing."
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Home Boy makes Huffington Post's Top Ten list for 2009!
Review by Anis Shivani
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A remarkably engaging novel that delights as it disturbs.
Review by John Salvatore
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'Home Boy' is a slam-dunk
Review by Carol Memmott, USA Today
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Interview with Platform Magazine
What sparked off Home Boy?

H.M. Naqvi lights up the Jaipur Literature Festival
By John Krich, The Wall Street Journal
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Interview with the Brooklyn Rail

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Home Alone

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Home Boy scores a home run

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In the Aftermath of 9/11

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The Year's Best

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Ten Questions for H.M. Naqvi
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Interview with Libas
H.M. Naqvi is a typical Leo.

Sharp, sleek prose, a tightly wrought structure and a slam poet’s instinct carry this book to the top of the heap.

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One Word Celebrity Interview
Q: You wrote this book in Cambridge, a town of tremendous affluence, while you lived in a single room on very little money. How did you manage to slog through the years that it took to write the book?

A: Pasta (& Ativan).

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Home Boy
Plus: City Quiz

Mr. Naqvi... tells his story with supreme confidence.
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[Home Boy's] one of the best books we've read all year – a big-hearted, yet unsentimental page-turner that is letter-perfect in its evocation of time and place. You don't need to know much about Pakistan to appreciate Naqvi's tale, only what it feels like to be outside looking in, when 'I will make one cup of tea' sound like the kindest words ever spoken.

Rocking Karachi
What You Don't Know About Pakistan's Biggest City.
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August 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The Tank
354 W, 45th Street NY, NY

“This is My New York”: Reading, conversation with Jennifer 8 Lee of the NY Times, signing

August 26, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Borders Bookstore
1801 K St., Washington DC

Reading and signing

August 27, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Robin’s Bookstore
110A South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Reading and signing

August 31, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

The Tenement Museum
108 Orchard Street, NY

Reading, conversation with Sadia Shepard (Author of The Girl From Foreign), signing

September 1, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Slam meets Prose: NY Slam champion Noel Jones and H.M. Naqvi whip out The Good Stuff

September 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

The Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Bookstore reading and signing

September 10, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

South Asia Initiative at Harvard University
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge MA 02138
Reading, discussion with Professor Sugato Bose, Q&A

September 11, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Brown University Bookstore
244 Thayer St, Providence RI

Reading, discussion, Q&A , book-signing

September 13, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Book Festival
Borough Hall Courtroom (209 Joralemon Street) (Tickets Required)

1:00 p.m. Out of Step. Readings from three acclaimed novels that follow their characters through the cultural enclaves that form, challenge and sometimes dictate their lives. Featuring Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor), H.M. Naqvi (Home Boy), Matthew Aaron Goodman (Hold Love Strong) and Achy Obejas (Ruins). Moderated by Brigid Hughes, A Public Space.

September 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Asian American Writers Workshop
Reading with Moustafa Bayoumi and Sarah Husain, discussion, book-signing

September 15, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue, NY NY 10021

Reading, conversation with Akhil Sharma (author of An Obedient Father), and signing

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